In the Knightsbridge district of London you will be able to see that the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel’s facade has been dressed during the renovation. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is directing two renovation’s phases of 173 rooms and 25 suites, as well as a re-design of the restaurants and bar. The remodeling is designed to preserve all the atmosphere of the British elegance and luxury of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. We expect a delivery for 2017/2018.
For a bit of history the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is housed in an historic Edwardian-style building, originally constructed in 1889 as a Gentleman´s Club, the hotel opened its doors to the public as the Hyde Park Hotel in 1902. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group purchased the hotel in 1996. The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is now a five stars hotel really famous in London.
Taking advantage of our visit at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel in London, it was for us a gratification to observe the skyscrapers designed by ours references in high-tech architecture.
30 St Mary Axe known as the Gherkin, designed for the group Swiss Re by Norman Foster & Partners and Arup Group, whom we work with. The building of 180 meters high was completed in 2003.
Also designed by Norman Foster & Partners, the Willis Building of 125 meters. Constructed between 2004 and 2008.
The Lloyd’s building, also known as the Inside Out Building, a work of Roger Stirk Harbour + Patners. The building measure 95,10 meters.
The Leadenhall Building also called the Cheese-grater for because of its distinctive wedge shape, measuring 225 meters high. Designed by Roger Stirk Harbour + Patners and opened in July 2014.
Lloyd’s Building and Leadenhall Building
That interesting to see two skyscrapers designed at 40 years of intervals by Roger Stirk Harbour + Patners Building.
To finish the 88 wood street’s skyscraper, another work of Roger Stirk Harbour + Patners, constructed between 1993 and 2001.
The Onomo Kigali is the second hotel that launches the start of the Onomo Hotels new generation. Designed with African patterns, to keep the culture of Rwanda, it will be 4* hotel accommodate with 120 rooms and 4 suites. As the Onomo Conakry hotel, the delivery of the Onomo Kigali hotel is expected for 2017.
The Onomo Conakry Hotel is the beginning of a new generation of Onomo Hotel, based on quality, design and functionality and conserving at the same time the characteristics and integration’s values in the different Africans’ context in which the chain want to implant itself: “a hotels line 100% African, product of miscegenation between occidentals and Africans’ cultures, destined for a business clientele at an attractive price.”
Located in Kaloum, an urban sub-prefecture of Conakry in Guinea, the hotel will be composed of 123 rooms including 3 rooms adapted for people with reduce mobility and 32 apartment long term residence. The delivery of the Onomo Conakry is expected for 2017.
Construction in progress of the “Denis Sassou Nguesso” Polytechnic University located in Kintele, Republic of Congo.The Congolese government wants to raise the access to higher education and to shape a new generation of professionals that will be able to meet the national market’s expectations hence by collaborating with international universities that will promote inter-college exchange programs. The project of the “Denis Sassou Nguesso” university is therefore to complement the existing University facilities in Brazzaville by building a modern polytechnic university that will include conventional teaching and technical training. The university is designed with 25 buildings to welcome 30.000 students. Residences for students and for professors will also be part of the campus.
At each visit effectuate in La Défense, we observe a real advanced in the construction of the new Citizen M hotel, which will be located in the gardens of the Arch, les jardins de l’Arche, and in front of the multimodal equipment Arena 92. Citizen M is a hotel concept dedicated to the new urban nomads that will have the comfort of 170 rooms including 6 rooms for people with reduce mobility. The delivery expected is for June 2017.
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